Paula’s softball career was a long one but a very successful one. She pitched the Arizona State University Softball Team to the 1972 and 1973 College World Championships. For her outstanding pitching in college those years, Paula received the MVP Award. She pitched the Sun City Saints to the 1979 ASA National Championship. She was a member of the Pan American Games and the USA Gold Medal Team. After retiring from playing, Paula accepted the head coaching job at the University of Arizona. From Arizona, she went to Alaska where she taught school.